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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Comfortable Women's Sandals - Naot's...

Excellent Sandals...


These are four examples of Naot's sandal line and I highly recommend any of them. They all have a thick rigid and protective sole with decent arch support. The insole is made of suede and molds to the individual foot anatomy. They also have excellent forefoot and rearfoot strapping for improved stability and biomechanical control of the foot and ankle. I like that they come in a variety of colors and an added plus is they have narrow sizes available. 

The Paris and the Faxo have a hidden metal shank in the sole for added support and protection for the foot while remaining lightweight and durable. Every patient that I know who has purchased a Naot sandal has raved about how much they love them. 

These Sandals are Recommended for Patients with:

*Plantar Fasciitis (Heel Pain)
*Mild to Moderate Bunions
*Mild to Moderate Hammertoes
*Mild to Moderate Morton's Neuroma
*Mild to Severe Hallux Limitus/Rigidus (Limited Range of Motion at the 1st Toe Joint)
*Mild Osteoarthritis
*Mild Rheumatoid Arthritis
*Mild Tendonitis
*Mild to Moderate Metatarsalgia
*Mild Capsulitis
*Mild Hypermobility

These Sandals are NOT Recommended for:

*Diabetic Patients
*Neuropathy (Nerve Damage)
*Peripheral Arterial Disease (Poor Circulation) 
*Charcot Foot
*History of Foot Ulcerations
*Moderate to Severe Hypermbility
*Moderate to Severe Ankle Instability

Naot's Faso

Naot's Rachel

Naot's Kayla

Naot's Paris

The cost for any of these sandals range between $95 to $140

I would love to hear any feedback from your own personal experience about these sandals or any recommendations for future blog topics or shoe reviews. 

Hope all is well,

Dr Cathleen A McCarthy


Louise said...

I have both the Paris and the Faso. They are cute and stylish and extremely well made. The base sole of the two styles is identical.

The Faso seems made for a wider or thicker foot, because I couldn't get the straps to tighten enough to hold my foot securely. If the straps had longer velcro, they would have been fine.

The Paris has no adjustability in the toe straps, but were tighter to begin with and fit me perfectly. The velcro on the ankle straps is very long and so has more adjustment range.

Naot is the only brand of shoe I can wear without my orthotics, although the suede footbed is removable to allow an orthotic to be inserted. I have PF in both feet and have worn my Naots with and without the inserts.

Doctor of Podiatry Discusses and Recommends Shoes. said...

Thank you so much for your feedback, Louise!
The best feedback is from people who actually wear the shoe and although I review shoes, I am unable to purchase every single shoe that I review so your feedback is very valuable!
On occasion (although you shouldn't have to do this) you can take the shoe to a shoe repair shop and they can add longer velcro to the straps.
Hope all is well!
Dr Cathleen A McCarthy

Anonymous said...

How do they compare to Birkenstock

Doctor of Podiatry Discusses and Recommends Shoes. said...

Hi Anonymous,
I like the Naot's a lot, but I think that the Birkenstock sandals (with rearfoot strapping) are better because there is absolutely no motion of the sole, it has better arch support and less of a heel elevation.
Thanks for reading!